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Re: process substition and "source"


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: process substition and "source"
Date: Tue, 01 Jul 2008 08:26:53 -0400
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Poor Yorick wrote:
In the following example, I expected the commands in the here-documents to be
interpreted in the current shell, but it seems they weren't.  Is it my
misunderstanding, a feature, or a bug?

They're not interpreted in the current shell; in versions of bash up to
and including bash-3.2, `.' doesn't work on anything but regular files.
This restriction has been lifted in bash-4.0.

Chet


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